Monday, February 24, 2014

StandWithUs Discusses the BDS Movement

I will be featured in the 2nd of 3 internet video conversations about BDS.

Standing Up to BDS - a 3-part live, interactive roundtable discussion to analyze the BDS movement and effective responses to its tactics, presented by StandWithUS (SWU).  Viewers will be able to submit questions via live chat room.

  • March 2, 2014          YouTube Video           BDS on the College Campus
  • March 9, 2014          12 noon (EDT)            BDS and Community Business
  • March 16, 2014        12 noon (EDT)            BDS and Academia 
All 3 sessions will be moderated by Dr. Michael Harris, community activist with StandWithUs San Francisco.

Session speakers:
BDS on the College Campus:
    • Brett Cohen, SWU National Campus Program Director
    • Hen Mazzig, Campus Coordinator SWU Northwest
    • Max Samarov, SWU research assistant.
BDS and Community Business:
    • Rob Jacobs, director of StandWithUs Northwest
    • Barbara Mazor, one of the leaders of the successful effort to defeat the BDS movement at the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn.
    • Roz Rothstein, StandWithUs founder
BDS and Academia
    • Roberta Seid, director of research for StandWithUs
    • Peggy Shapiro, Chicago community coordinator for StandWithUs
The real agenda of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is the elimination of the state of Israel. Learn how you can eliminate BDS, instead. 

The conferences will be conducted on the Vonvo platform.  It provides for video and audio feeds for up to 4 participants.  Viewers can watch the conference at the Vonvo website.  If you log in at Vonvo with a Facebook login, then you can also type in questions and comments in the live chat room during the conference.  Afterwards, the video will be available on YouTube; the channel in vonvodotcom.

Vonvo is best if using Chrome or Firefox as your browser.

Here is the link for the event at Facebook
Here is the Vonvo page at Facebook.

I hope you will be watching.

How to watch the event:
1. Make sure you are using the browser Google Chrome or Firefox (preferably chrome)
2. Good internet connection on your COMPUTER (mobile doesn't work)
3. Login in with your Facebook account to actively participate (not required)


1. Go to using Google Chrome
2. click the "log in with facebook" button and sign in
3. scroll down to the "StandWithUs" channel
4. click the "Join Live Vonvo" button (dropdown will appear)
5. click the "View Live Vonvo" button
6. enjoy the discussion!!